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Acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus


We describe here a 72-year-old female patient with an acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia (M7 by FAB Classification) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The patient had not been pretreated with immunosuppressive therapy, which is potentially leukaemogenic. The karyotype displayed multiple, structural and numerical anomalies, suggesting a possiblede novo rather than a secondary nature of leukaemia.

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Colović, M., Janković, G., Lazarević, V. et al. Acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Med Oncol 14, 31–34 (1997).

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  • acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia
  • systemic lupus erythematosus